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Apr 2, 2010 10:30am EDT
agree with, maybe military, freedom of speech. what is another strength that america has that no one else will think of? we thought, oh, the free market economy. people do not often think about that when they think about the great things about america. obviously, this is one of the great things about america. we decided to make that our topic. as it turned up, we to -- we were able to find a lot of small and large business owners that we were able to interview. >> what did you learn from your interviews? >> i learned a lot about what it takes to start a business. when we interviewed the business owners, we did not really focus on what kind of forms you have to fill out. it was more like, what you as a person has to go through to start a business. three of the people we interviewed told us that anyone can start a business as long as you have the appropriate amount of determination and drive off. -- and drive. about what one told us was the most true. he said, not everyone can start a business. it takes an incredible amount of determination and motivation. not everyone has that. >> you
Apr 10, 2010 2:00pm EDT
in america and reduce our dependence on middle eastern oil. but that is not the policy we have. the president has the epa out there trying to bully the country. we are turning the other way and saying, c none saying dispositionap and trade energy -- we are turning the other way and saying, none of this past and trade energy tax -- cap and trade energy tax. the president followed that up with a $1.9 trillion increase in the national debt. increased the credit card of the country. we had already maxed out the credit card, but the president said that was not enough. he wanted to double down. he created a government takeover of health care. the bill grew and grew and grew. there were backroom deals analyzed a -- and lies. before they passed it, they had to have a reconciliation bill to fix the problems of the first bill before it was even signed into law. the health care czar has the authority to take your health care away from you even if you like it. what are we doing with all of these czars? get rid of them in. [applause] you have literally got a shot of government running around. you have c
Apr 16, 2010 6:00am EDT
be said of fellow component bank of america. this has been marching right towards $20 where it hasn't been also since november 2008. both these companies were filled by the same sort, of that financial crisis. bank of america said to report before the bell, as well. we're looking for around 7:00 this morning for those numbers to come out. revenues of nearly $28 billion. and the shares, as we mentioned, they've been on a run, really pushing higher, up about 5% this week alone. coming up at 7:15 eastern time, we've got bank of america ceo brian noin na hamoynihan. because bank of america is the nation's largest bank, it tas talk to one of every two consumers. >> you're not doing business with bank of america? >> they bought my mortgage. >> but you don't -- that's not your bank? >> it's not where i have my deposits, but they own my mortgage, so i am doing business with them. >> well, then it's two out of two. >> but there's two other people at the table. maybe they have it. >> do you have bank of america? >> i think it's not bank of america. still, i have no deposits there and i don't know if
Apr 2, 2010 9:30am EDT
of the best selling books "the century" and "in search for america." todd has also taught journalism, documentary film, and constitutional law as a visiting professor at wesleyan university and he is a knight fellow at yale law school. it's my pleasure to introduce him now. ladies and gentlemen, please join me in welcoming todd brewster. [applause] >> thank you, david, and welcome everybody, to our main event for the peter jennings project. it's a joy to be addressing you all, introducing this main event, could be received if partner high pressure with the center for oral history. you occasionally hear army officers about how war ought tore left to the warriors and civil affairs to the civil politicians. you also here "war is politics" by other means, hence the dilemma. where should the line properly fall between civil and military affairs. the framers negotiated this path with a delicate penmanship. the constitution gives power to congress to provide and maintain a navy, but an army must be reappropriated every two years, so fearful were hadell madison and hamilton that a standing a
Apr 3, 2010 2:00am EDT
? and what should america's government's relationship be to that country? we don't give foreign assistance to other countries for direct budget support. now that makes a lot of sense. when you first hear it, it makes enormous sense because we want to achieve certain specific examples -- excuse me, objectives -- and we sure as heck don't want to fund infective government. . experience as a physician with the health care system. if the end of this is, if the definition of success is they have their own health system and works as well as anybody could, given that amount of money, how or going to relate it to the government and how will the u.s. assistance program relate to the ngo program? to the ngo program? if you read the ghi report, there is a good description of what they did in bangladesh. you need to really work through this, i think. >> if i could ask a couple of things before we wrap up. africa has your doctors, fewer trained medical personnel than any other region and apparently continues to lose many of those who are trained to either north america or europe. i wonder how we can he
Apr 15, 2010 7:00pm EDT
, we will strengthen america's leadership here on earth. >> wow. you know, what jacqueline kennedy wanted to have as a memorial to her president when he was killed, besides the eternal flame, she wanted one other thing, senator. i'm telling you, i tell everybody, i just dug this up. she wanted to have jack's signature, she wanted bob mcnamara, the secretary of defense, just to write jack's name on the next saturn rocket, one that was going to beat the soviets in the next fight, in the next race to space. that's all she wanted for her husband who had been killed. your final thought, we're going to be the leader in space, right? >> it's part of our destiny as an american people. we are by nature explorers and adventurers, we've always had a frontier. that's why people down here were upset, chris, when they thought the president had canceled the manned program. but i think he showed he has that vision for us to fulfill our destiny of exploring the heavens. >> it's great to have you on. i mean that, really, senator ben nelson of florida, sir, an honor to have you on tonight. >>> coming
Apr 26, 2010 7:00am EDT
diversity in america. "washington journal" is next. . . our question for you this morning is about financial regulatory reform. do you think it will get bipartisan support? the lines are -- you can also e-mail up -- e-mail us at or twitter. senators will face a future -- crucial test vote on far reaching legislation to overhaul the nation's regulatory system. republicans said sunday they plan to block efforts to move forward unless democrats altered several elements. meanwhile, democrats and obama officials spent much of the day finalizing strict new rules to rein in the huge derivatives trade -- other coverage of that in "the washington times." republican leaders said yesterday their ranks are unified and determined to shoot down a key test vote today, potentially embarrassing scenario for democrats seeking to advance a major item of president obama's agenda. our question to you is, do you think bipartisan support will materialize today on the financial regulatory bill. and it's not today, because of differences between the parties -- do you think it will be different, pe
Apr 15, 2010 8:00pm EDT
states. she didn't have to face the consequences of her reckless conduct while living in america. in 1996, evelyn was driving drunk in texas and fell asleep at the wheel and had a head-on collision. she had minor injuries, but in the collision, she killed her 18-year-old roommate and permanently paralyzed a third passenger. evelyn was indicted for intoxication manslaughter in texas and she was charged with a felony of drinking, driving and killing somebody. after posting bail, she and her parents snuck out of town and they headed backs to their home country of peru. mezick continues to live a lifestyle in peru without remorse or without reform. a few years ago, she put up a myspace page on the internet and posted pictures of herself drinking and partying with friends. she had a wild party, also drinking and partying with her girlfriends, complete with a male stripper and listed her favorite song. here is a photograph that she placed on the internet with some of her friends and she is the one with the drink, partying, having a good time, all the while escaping justice in texas for the crim
Apr 3, 2010 2:30am EDT
, was cutting people's taxes across america. we're also making investments in our infrastructure, from interstate highways to broadband networks. that not only creates private sector jobs, but is also creates the platform, a better environment, in which business can prosper. it's also what we did through the jobs bill that i signed into law just recently, a bill that cuts taxes for small businesses who hire unemployed workers, and that allows companies to write off investments in equipment, like some of the equipment that we just saw here today, and that encourages job creation by spurring investments in school renovation and clean energy projects and road construction -- all of which builds on the investments that we've put into place last year through the recovery act. so as a consequence of all these investments, we've promoted innovation in the private sector not just to create jobs, but also to help america lead in the growth industries of the 21st century. see, i want to improve the short-term jobs picture, but i also want to improve the long- term prospects for our economy. and
Apr 2, 2010 12:00pm EDT
states of america. we have been through the worst period of economic turmoil since the great depression. keep in mind, when i first took the oath of office, we were already moving towards what some thought was a great depression. we're losing about 700,000, 800,000 jobs per month. the economy was contracting at a pace that we have not seen in generations, about a 6% contraction in the first quarter when i took office. i have often had to report bad news during the course of this year, as the recession wreaked havoc on people's lives. today, is an encouraging day. we learned that the economy actually produced a substantial number of jobs instead of losing a substantial number of jobs. [applause] >> we are beginning to toward the corner. [applause] >> this month more americans look up, got dressed and had to work in an office, factory or storefront. more folks are feeling a sense of pride and satisfaction that comes with a hard-earned and well-deserved paycheck at the end of a long week of work. just one week we one year ago, we were losing an average of seven and a thousand jobs a month.
Apr 2, 2010 10:00pm EDT
. i am reminded that america is great because americans are good and he was referring to the natural charity that took place in america that help people take care of each other and how we reached out and built communities. he found it quite extraordinary. i think, in the best of ways, the 2 w 0 -- be two of you are representing us in an extraordinary way. words do not adequately describe it. we thank you. it is really an extraordinary story. do any of my colleagues have anything else? >> if not, we are grateful to you. it did you very much we stand adjourned. -- thank you very much. we stand adjourned. >> coming up next on c-span, president old, speaking in north carolina about the economy and health care. following that, a look at the potential impact of the new health care law. then, another chance to see former president clinton and bill gates. >> this week, on america and the courts, a moot court on whether non u.s. citizens could be denied a life-saving vaccine. "america and the courts," tomorrow at 7:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. >> the minute of that the wall street firms were in
Apr 2, 2010 10:30pm EDT
people put taxes across america. [applause] >> we are also making investments in our infrastructure. that creates private-sector jobs and the platform, a better environment for which businesses can prosper. it is also what we did to the jobs bill that i signed into law just recently -- a bill that cuts taxes for small businesses that hire unemployed workers and allows companies to write off investments in equipment. it encourages building on the investments that we put in place to the recovery act. we have promoted innovation in the private sector, not just to create jobs, but also to help america lead in the growth industries of the 21st century. i want to improve the short-term job picture, but i also want to improve the long-term prospects for our economy. in no area is our country more primed to lead them than in clean energy. i did not have to tell the people here at celgard about that. for the recovery act, this company has received a matching grant to expand the facility on the site, and to add another facility in north carolina. i know this bill has done the work that the go
Apr 17, 2010 6:30pm EDT
the s.e.c. fraud charges. where america stands on autism. with more new cases, new technology now that could help early detection and treatment. >> we hold on to hope because that's what gets us through. >> glor: and preserving the past-- the campaign to save aging tow boats that built the american heartland. this is the "cbs evening news" with jeff glor. >> glor: and good evening. the volcanoic dust cloud that has already grounded so many air passengers today also affected presidential plans. the white house said president obama will have to cancel his trip to poland for the funeral of its president. ash and dust from that volcano in iceland today spread deeper into eastern europe. airports are closed across most of the continent. 17,000 flights have been canceled. mark phillips beginnings our coverage tonight at london's heathrow airport. mark, good evening to you. >> reporter: good evening, jeff. three days into this disruption, things are only getting worse. unless the weather patterns change or unless this volcano itself subsides, the prospects for the future look grim. the
Apr 15, 2010 10:00am EDT
that any america first. to my independent brother from florida, right on, man. we need to get rid of these two parties. they need to be put out of office. we need to bring into a third party, and not fall for this tea party garbage, either. these two big parties do it every time they are not in office. we tried to be the independent, liberals, conservatives buddies. they're not our friends. they are our enemies that keep oppressing us. host: that will be the last voice this morning. in the stern, who for many years has been the president of the -- he has announced he will leave that position. on a personal side, he is turning 60. the personal aspect is much involved in his decision to leave. that is it for our thursday morning. we go to the house of representatives for today's live coverage. gues. the speaker pro tempore: the prayer will be offered by the guest chaplain, reverend clyde miles, lighthouse reform church, howard, pennsylvania. the chaplain: o lord, who call this nation into being, to the lives and sacrifice of those whose hearts are state upon you. they conduct the wo
Apr 9, 2010 7:00pm EDT
, republicans are jostling to to see who's right and who's farther right. the pulse of america when we come back. >>> as republicans gather for a big pep ralfully new orleans, we take the pulse of america. tonight especially, the pulse of the part that leans right. with us tonight, cnn contributor, eric erickson. eric, you heard a liberal perspective of the president's challenge in picking a new supreme court justice and a characterization of justice sotomayor as a moderate and a dare to the republicans to try to be aggressive in whoever the president picks next. what's your test? we don't know the name, let's not dwell on who it might be. but you saw how the republicans handled sotomayor and the aggressive questioning but in the end she was confirmed. the same game plan good for you, or do conservatives and republicans need to do more? >> well, you know, i would like them to do more and be more aggressive. it depends on who he picks. remember the republicans fell all over themselves to vote at the end of the day for brier and ginsburg when clinton was president. some voted for sotomayor. i thin
Apr 12, 2010 7:00pm EDT
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Apr 14, 2010 5:00pm EDT
, look those in new york's 21st district, including my own family, to the president's family, america stands next to poland in mourning. the solidarity of the polish people in their grief is an inspiration to us all. my thoughts and prayers are with the families who lost someone. thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from oregon rise? >> to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. defazio: the obama administration has steadfastly refused to contest the tariff of $2.4 billion levied by mexico because congress terminated the cross-border trucking program due to serious safety concerns. there is no drug testing in mexico. there are no hours of service requirements in mexico. there are no meaningful commercial driver's licenses issued in mexico to know what the record of these drivers are. congress overwhelmingly voted to terminate that program. but it's rumored the next month when the president of mexico comes, the obama administration will open the border to mexican trucks. jeopardizing the
Apr 1, 2010 6:30pm EDT
by the end of the decade. as you well know, better than almost anyone in america, except for world war ii, the debt had never been higher as a gdp. what does the growth rate have to be in order to pay the federal debt over the course of the next generation, perhaps the next 25 or 30 years? >> well, the 77% doesn't capture the entire problem in that there's an awful lot of, what you might call offbalance sheet obligations, future medicare and social security and so on and other obligations not fully accounted for in our debt. so, in some sense the burden is greater than what you describe, and recognizing that we're an aging society and those costs are coming down the pike, i don't think there's a realistic growth rate. i don't know what number to tell you. it would be a very high number. probably not realistic. so i don't think just growing out of this will be a solution. >> nor do i, and since that is clearly not the solution, your thoughts on what the solution would be? presumably it is somehow to reign in levels -- rein in spending and get our national expenditures as a part of gdp back
Apr 3, 2010 5:30am EDT
those attending, ken star, dean of pep dine university. "america and the courts" today on c-span. >> this weeked on c-span2's booktv, rebecca skloot on "the immortal life of henrietta lacks." also, "stuper-power illusions" by jack matlock. also, "the history of white people." >> the minute the wall street firms were in the business of harvesting middle class americans for their home equity value and making loans against it, there was a natural risk of abuse. >> sunday, michael lewis. his latest is "the big short." also, is moan ball -- also, "liar's poker." >> president obama told workers at a north carolina manufacturing plant that the economy is, in his worts, beginning to turn the corner. labor department employers show 152,000 jobs added last month. the president was in shardt, north carolina, -- was in charlotte, north carolina. >> today the charlotte region remains an important part of our future. as you can see, we are currently expanding operations with our investments supported by the $49 million matching grant that we received from the department of energy last yea
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Apr 1, 2010 1:00pm EDT
and the future of the country. "america live" starts now. >> and we begin this hour with the tough new clean air standards coming straight from the epa and white house, the obama administration today side stepping congress to issue stricter gas mileage standards and that is just the beginning. in the works, right now, dozens of new epa rules pushing new government regulations into virtually every part of our lives. rules on what we drive, where we live, what we buy, and how much it all costs. now some states preparing for a monumental pushback. stuart varney of the fox business network joins me live. stuart, what's the push sphwhawk. >> the pushback is they're going to court to try to roll back the proposed regulations that are coming down the pipe from the epa. i can't stress enough this is a vast array of new rules that are being proposed by the environmental protection agency, where lisa jackson, the administrator, is essentially acting as a -- using massive administrative power, rather than acting through a vote of congress. just a quick list for one second, megyn. cars, first ever co26789 e
Apr 9, 2010 4:30am EDT
to ratify this agreement, a tough task for both men. the president told "good morning america's" george stephanopoulos that fewer nuclear weapons will boost national security. >> i will also say to those in the senate who have questions, is that, this is absolutely vital for us to deal with the broader issues of nuclear proliferation, that are probably the number one threat. >> reporter: beyond their own arms reductions, the two presidents are getting closer to a multilateral agreement on sanctions to keep nuclear weapons out of iran. that issue will be front and center next week when the two presidents, along with the leaders of 45 countries, meet for the nuclear summit in washington. now, late last night the president got word that israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu will not be attending his summit. he is sending his dipty in his place. that's a big blow to the president and analysts say it could signal a growing rift between america and israel. vinita? >>> sarah palin is blasting the president for signing that treaty with russia. palin said no administration in american histor
Apr 9, 2010 1:00pm EDT
states of america, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. and if you will now remain standing, it is my delight as a mother to introduce you to a young woman will be singing the national anthem. ♪ >>oh, say, can you see, by the dawn's early light, what so proudly we hail'd at the twilight's last gleaming? whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro' the perilous fight, o'er the ramparts we watch'd, were so gallantly streaming? and the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air, gave proof thro' the night that our flag was still there. o say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave o'er the land of the free and the home of the brave? ♪ [applause] great. ladies and gentlemen, that was fantastic. can we have another round of applause? [applause] >> this is a great honor for me. i am new to the stage in national politics. but i would like to say that this is the opportunity of a lifetime, because i believe the event that we are all at today is the first event on the path to taking back the congress of the
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Apr 26, 2010 1:00pm EDT
kelly, this is "america live" anmonday and we've got breaking news this hour on the man picked up with a gun after asking to see the president, initial reports say joe mcvey never got near obama but now we're learning he got a whole lot closer than you think, and -- >> i'm innocent of every single allegation, i look forward to my day in court. megyn: big questions in the court case involving former illinois governor rod blagojevich, is president obama now in trouble on this one? "america live" looks for answers on all that and lindsey lohan right now. >>> we begin with a fox news alert, brand new details into the arrest of a north carolina man who police say wanted to talk to president obama. with a loaded gun strapped to his waist. we are just getting the details now from a court appearance for 23-year-old joseph sean mcvey, this is his mug shot, look at this kid, he looks like a kid! police arresting him after he allegedly drove up to the airport where air force one had just taken off and asked security if he could talk to president obama. while police initially said that mcvey
Apr 12, 2010 5:00pm EDT
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Apr 1, 2010 1:00pm EDT
, and this is the united states of america? tell me how this can happen. >> you could not be more right. look, it's not an easy situation. of the 54 actually that we took out of haiti, 47 already had adoptive homes that had been preapproved. the other seven we had a court order from a haitian judge that we could take them, and they will be adopted and there are people that want them, and they are in a wonderful setting, and not incarcerated in any way shape or form. after we took the kids out, there was a freeze. and the only children allowed to go were those that already had a court-approved adoption. and sometimes children in broward county, they don't have families yet that they have been approved for. there are people that wanted them and things in process, and there is no reason to put them in jail. we should put them in places like the children's family institute in pittsburgh. hhs approves places to hold orphan children while they are going through the adoption process, and that's why they ought to be. as you said, this is the united states of america. i argued with the government after th
Apr 28, 2010 9:00am EDT
on in america, so it isn't really a choice for them, this culture. to me, the culture has to start from the top and i'm going to give you an example, and i'll be short, mr. chairman, as i always am. i was governor for eight years in west virginia and we were having unacceptably high death rates in hour mines. i decided that as chief executive, that is, c.e.o., that i would go to each of the mines where the mine inspectors would gather, after there had been a death. that had never happened before. there i was sitting, as there were trying to explain to each other what happened and who should have done what. things happened. everything was different, because the culture change took place at the top. now i'm not saying that i changed the world, but it did have an effect and that's why in a secret world it end of 35 miles of hard driving, and then a thousand to 2,000 feet underground, when only a few -- or only a few people from that state or from any state have ever been, it has to come from the top. it has to come from the top. >> mr. chairman, related to that, i have been down in an underground
Apr 21, 2010 1:00pm EDT
called america's attention to the fact that it was not living out the reality of its promise. not just to african-americans, but to all americans. dorothy height showed extraordinary courage and conviction in the face of bigotry and discrimination and like so many in this body who faced bigotry and discrimination, they did not allow that to poison their soul. they did not allow that to diminish their relationship even with those who they saw as oppressors. to that extent, the above the conduct directed at them, to change that conduct by love and positive encombagement. dorothy height is a perfect example -- engagement. dorothy height is a perfect example. young and old participating in this society which unfortunately too often we see today falls into anger and competition rather than civility and discussion. i'm wore owed about the anger that i see in -- i'm worried about the anger that i see in society today. in some respects not justified at the level that we find it. yes, there's room for disagreement. but dorothy height shows us that notwithstanding the fact that there may be disa
Apr 13, 2010 12:00am EDT
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Apr 14, 2010 8:00pm EDT
. ♪ [ male announcer ] every business day, bank of america lends nearly $3 billion dollars to individuals, institutions, schools, organizations and businesses in every corner of the economy. ♪ america. growing stronger. every day. ♪ does two jobs... at once. one: kills weeds to the root. two: forms a barrier, preventing new ones for up to four months. roundup extended control. >>> senator john mccain, former presidential nominee and current bid for renomination, to that senate, has today officially evolved from bomb, bomb, bomb iran to pull the trigger. the emergence of the ayatollah mccain. just one day after president obama's nuclear security summit, mccain has undercut the president of the united states and policy towards iran and called for unilateral action. in his opening statement at a senate hearing on iran today, mccain observed that the u.s. has backed off of taking direct action against that nation despite its potential nuclear threat. >> so make no mistake, if iran achieves a nuclear weapons capability, it will not be because we couldn't stop it, but because we chose not t
Apr 15, 2010 11:00pm EDT
of credulous media coverage today of the so-called contract from america, which was unveiled by -- who was this thing unveiled by again? oh, the american people. god, i totally don't remember signing that. but look, that's my signature and yours too. see, it's in cursive so it must be official. the contract from america is being seen as a second generation version of newt gingrich's contract with america, which was released amid the 1994 republican takeover of congress. see, only this one, this one, though, is signed by the american people. but if you look above the american people's signature, there are some other names that are not in cursive. looks like the contract from america was brought to you not just by the american people, but by some organizations as well, like, say, freedomworks. so when they say, signed by the american people, they actually mean signed by legendary corporate lobbyist dick armey's group that doesn't disclose its funders. also, for example, the heartland institute. so when they say by the american people, they also mean by a conservative think tank that's re
Apr 2, 2010 12:00pm EDT
carolina and they've been a tough two years for the united states of america. we've been through the worst period of economic turmoil since the great depression. keep in mind when i first took the oath of office, we were already moving towards what some thought was a great depression. we were losing about 700,000, 800,000 jobs per month. and the economy was contracting at a pace that we hadn't seen in generations. about 6% contraction that first quarter when i first took office. and i've often had to report bad news during the course of this year. as the recession wreaked havoc on people's lives. but, today is an encouraging day. we learned that the economy actually produced a substantial number of jobs instead of losing a substantial number of jobs. [ applause ] we are beginning to turn the corner. this month more americans woke up, got dressed and headed to work at an office or factory or store front. more folks are feeling the sense of pride and satisfaction that comes with a hard earned and well deserved paycheck at the end of a long week of work. as i said, just one year ago we were l
Apr 28, 2010 11:00am EDT
immigrants crossing from mexico and from central america. so the reality that the police officers will be given free reign to question and ask, that's racial profiling at its best. >> we've been bringing you both sides even before it became front-page news and ignited heated debate nation wide. i had the arizona lawmaker who authored the bill in the newsroom. let's do this. let's roll the portion of that interview with state senator russell pierce. >> it's outrageous that we continue to have the anarchists and the open border while phoenix has 50% of the hom sized of phoenix are committed by illegal aliens. phoenix is number two in the world in kidnappings. it's become the home invasion, carjacking and identity theft capital of the world. we're not putting up with it anymore. >> so let's focus on the concern over violence. our josh levs has a bit of a fact check. josh. >> at the time when you heard the numbers we thought we have to fact check this. of course, we do. the idea about half of the homicides in that area coming from illegal immigrants. let me go straight to the facts fo
Apr 5, 2010 4:30pm EDT
lived it. "fortune" enter one of the 50 most powerful black executives in america. she is amazing and brilliant. she gives back. she established a scholarship at harvard and also at bishop high- school. she gave back to her high school. good for her. deborah is with citigroup. she just trying them in 2009 as a personal wealth management organizer. before that, she was a finance machine. she is a perfect person to be up here. she ran the schwab institution and was the executive vice president. for 17 years before that she was a big wig at bank of america. she was appointed by president george the the bush to the board of directors to the sec. she graduated from the university of montana. i am a journalist and we do our research. finally, dr. laura tyson from uc-berkeley. i have a particular affinity with laura. she is the only woman running a major business schools in this nation. she has distinguished herself in the public sector for years. choose the national economic adviser to president clinton, the highest ranking woman. she also graduated from smith college and has a ph.d. in
Apr 21, 2010 4:00am EDT
the travel route. measuring the potential risk as america waits for the ash plume to clear and what the cloud decides to do next. >>> well, it appears gop opposition to legislation to regulate wall street may be softening. yesterday republicans backed off their harsh criticisms after democrats clarified that financial firms would not be receiving any bailouts through a $50 billion indury-supported fund. as a result, both parties are saying they can work together on financial regulation. nbc's steve handelsman has the story. >> reporter: it's the new big issue. financial regulation of wall street. >> we have to acknowledge that the status quo has not worked. >> reporter: government has just sued goldman sachs for knowingly selling bad mortgage security. lehman brothers was probed in the house. >> the unscrupulous practices illustrates why the senate needs to quickly pass and the congress needs to swiftly finalize the wall street reform bill. >> reporter: democrats dropped the plan to keep bailouts as a back backup. that could win over republican votes. >> the there's a serious effort to reenga
Apr 14, 2010 1:00pm EDT
a principal chief of the second largest indian tribe in america, first woman to do so and arguably the best leader that the tribe has had since moving to oklahoma from tennessee. she tripled the number of cherokees, she doubled tribal employment. she added dozens of programs in nutrition, social services, education, cultural awareness and, frankly, she made the cherokee nation more than it was, a force to be reckoned with. not only in northeast oklahoma, not only within the lives of its citizens, but quite frankly in indian country and in american politics. she was recognized for extraordinary achievements over her lifetime. honorary degrees, boards and foundations and, of course, again as my colleague and friend, mr. boren, said, the highest civilian award that any indian can receive, the medal of freedom. i newmanman very well. she led a life based on principles. the first one was just absolute personal integrity. one of the most honest and honorable people i ever met in my life. the second was humility. she was the most approachable person that you would ever want to know. a total lack o
Apr 11, 2010 1:00am EDT
to come up next weekend in our special, "fixing america's schools." it will be a town hall meeting on cnn with parents, students, and teachers from across the u.s. plus education secretary arne duncan. if you have questions make sure tweet them or send them to facebook. at don lemon cnn. fixing america's schools. next saturday 7:00 p.m. eastern and next sunday at 6:00 p.m. eastern as well. >>> you don't see this every day. an african-american defending the confederacy. >> it is a great thing that the governor of virginia did when he declared it confederate history month because now we have the opportunity to tell the southern side, which is never told. >> you will hear why he stands behind the controversial confederate history month. >>> and terrifying moments at a shopping mall in oklahoma. gunfire erupts inside and shoppers have to run for cover. >>> all right. listen up. a huge controversy arising out of virginia this week over a war that ended 145 years ago. governor bob mcdonnell declared april confederate history month. but left out any mention of slavery in his proclamation. civil
Apr 23, 2010 12:00pm EDT
a common goal. america's beverage companies have removed full-calorie soft drinks from schools, reducing beverage calories by 88%. together with schools, we're helping kids make more balanced choices every day. ♪ (laughing through computer) good night, buddy. good morning, dad. (announcer) oreo. milk's favorite cookie. right now, walmart has rolled back prices on top lawn care brands like poulan pro, brute by briggs & stratton, pennington, scotts and spectracide. along with thousands of others all over the store. it's rollback time! save money. live better. walmart. >>> if you own a ford, you're going to want to listen to this. we're getting word of 33,000 mid sized vehicles and suvs being recalled. here's the problem. if you're in a crash, the front seats might recline to the back and what that does is create a greater risk of tremendous injury there. here are the kinds of cars involved right now. some versions of the 2010 ford fusion, explorer, explorer sport track and the 2010 murcury milan. if you have a front seat recliner, you need to take that to your ford dealership. they are r
Apr 20, 2010 9:00am EDT
build america bond program, which experts have called, and i quote, one of the economic recovery efforts biggest successes. well, we heard -- had a hearing last week on green jobs. and a distinguished reporter was here. was there, i think, for all of it. it went from 10:00 until 6:00 pm. it was a useful hearing, i think. and we're now looking at further legislation. and several business spokespersons had something to say that i thought was so significant from gm and dow about the need for an active public partnership with the private sector to develop technologies shaping our future. and these two people said it could not have happened only relying on markets themselves. and it was this that characterized programs of so many of you know in the recovery act. the battery grants which have helped to spark the beginning of a renaissance in michigan and elsewhere and industrially. it's interesting as i talked to my colleagues, how many of my colleagues say i come from the state that is going to be the new center of electric battery development. so many. and i look at them and i say, you know
Apr 12, 2010 7:00am EDT
ahead. caller: really sad day in america. the federal government is broke. most of the states in this nation are broke. - and for the federal government to continue using this as a vehicle to print dollars - to further extend the debt of this nation is a tragedy. this nation has turned into a debt free system with the common americans getting crewed more and more as days go by. thank you. host: south lion, michigan. iris? caller: hi. there. i feel the government keeps taking, taking, taking. spending, spending, spending. they have yearmarks and highway remaimed for political people. they borrow money when they charge you taxes on your salary. and maybe they could add another 50-60, $200 back from what they don't use. we're giving them in trust and they give us back - let them eat cake kind of stuff. obama could travel less and do a lot of his stuff by telephone and spend more time in the united states where he's elected to be president of the united states. work on maybe, half salary until he proves himself and that goes for every other president. they should stop depending
Apr 16, 2010 7:00am EDT
. they are not bad. t(we definitely have to build me nuclear power plants if we want to keep america energized. host: you have one in knoxville, don't you? caller: there are several around. i'm not an educated nuclear person but i studied it and we hire given all of our technologies away to the chinese, the french, and all of the world is using the technologies that we americans developed. i'm 72 years old. i watched the nuclear age coming in, and america needs nuclear energy now. host: isaac, boulder, colorado. a democrat. caller: i opposed -- to me, it seems like if we continue to -- you know, the waste is my concern with building new plants. as the caller prior from hanford, washington, suggests, that there is an ongoing issue with justification -- it is really a process that is already under way and we really have not resolved much because we are just pouring it up. host: here is a tweet -- hastings, michigan. gordy, a republican. caller: i am opposed to it definitely for two reasons. here in michigan we have some power plants and they are storing the waste in cement containers right along lake
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Apr 26, 2010 6:00am EDT
is too big? isn't that the whole idea of america, like trying to grow your company to become as big as possible? i don't know, that struck me as very interesting that now we're going to have a whole new era of determining whether or not companies are too big? >> well -- >> so if the republicans can block the vote today, the republicans will have a better footeding going forward to get a bill more to their liking. coming up straight ahead -- that's very true, steve. coming up, the reverend al sharpton threatening to fight arizona's new immigration law with civil disobedience. the sheriff next, he has something to say about that. >> please, don't stop the music. pop star rhianna takes a big tumble. and it's all caught -- >> there she goes. >> why does she wear those heels? >> tumble! [ isabella ] hi, i'm isabella, and this is pasta night at our house. [ laughter ] what is it about spaghetti and meatballs? i mean, it's a fun night. and the whole dinner is from great value at walmart. and it's all for less than $2 a serving. i have a budget like anyone else. this is what i did with mi
Apr 1, 2010 1:00pm EDT
our way at of this crisis. we have to earn our way out. we have to put america back to work again. his approach is addressing that. >> last week, i announced some additional -- additional targets steps. they will give added boost to small business by building on the tax cuts in the recovery act and increasing access to the lungs desperately -- loans desperately needed for small businesses to grow. i called for the extension of emergency relief like unemployment insurance and health benefits to help those who have lost their jobs while boosting consumer spending and promoting job growth. we also want to take some strategic surgical steps in areas that are going to generate the greatest number of jobs while generating the greatest value for our economy. for the moment we took office, -- from the moment we took office, we began investing in a newer, stronger foundations for lasting growth. when that would free us from the cycle of boom and bust that has been so painful. one that can create good jobs and opportunities for a growing middle class. that is at the heart of our effort. [applaus
Apr 16, 2010 1:00pm EDT
of the responsibilities that falls to all of us as a americas and inhabitants' of this same small planet. that is irresponsibility that we are rising to meet today. thank you for their outstanding work you are doing individually. i look forward to the work you will be doing collectively and advising this and their -- this administration. thank you. god bless you. god bless the united states of america. [applause] . . honorable donna f. edwards to act as speakser pro temp on this day. signed, nancy pelosi, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: the prayer will be offered by the guest chaplain. the chaplain: let us pray. heavenly father we give you thanks this day. we proclaim praise the lord all you nations floorify him all you peoples. for steadfast this is kindness toward us and the fidelity of the lord endures forever. we ask your continued blessing on us as we seek to do your will. be our strength in time of trial. protect those who risk their lives to keep us free lord and keep us always grateful for their sacrifice. bless the women a
Apr 13, 2010 8:00pm EDT
of ohio. without objection. ms. kaptur: madam speaker, this past saturday, one of america's longest and strongest ally, the republic of poland, suffered a horrendous loss. a plane carrying 97 passengers crashed in russia, including polish president, the first lady , a man who led a government in compile during the communist era, the deputy speaker of poland's parliament, the head of the national security bureau, the deputy minister of foreign affairs, the army chief of staff, along with the president of poland's national bank, and a host of other public service -- servants, including an activist who started a strike that led to the formation of solidarity. all modern leaders of the polish nation, they were mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, sons and daughters, proud all, now logs to -- to this -- lost to this life but not to history. yet again, the forest embraces the collective tragedy of poland's precious leaders. the doomed plane was flying to russia to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the massacre, when more than 22,000 polish officers and leaders were murdered at the
Apr 2, 2010 9:00am EDT
for america. host:jesse houston. caller: i like to thank you for pointing out that there is more oil lost in certain activities. it will leak out anyway. i want to ask about the north sea, there are platforms, several platforms and then pipes running through the ocean where they collect the oil. and then they collected right off the platform. . have a right to drill? and how far out is china able to drill? is the international boundary at 12 or 20 miles and anything beyond that china can drill? host: we got the point. thanks. guest: i think it has to do with how far out geologically the continental shelf goes. so that can vary along the coast. foreign companies can't just come in and drill in our waters, but they can come in with contracts, they can partner with us. and we do have partners in the gulf of mexico. it is hard for us to think of these companies as far, but bp and shell, for example, are european. we know china is out there partnering all over the world, trying to bring new resources and have those developed for their countries. it is an international market. and it is going t
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